Assistant Specialist (Medical Education)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Employment to begin in March 2013. Appointment is dependent on position clearance and availability of funds; continuation is contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts formative and summative program evaluations of the JABSOM medical education curriculum with an emphasis on assisting colleagues in curriculum development.
  • Develops, pilot tests and field tests quantitative and qualitative instruments; conduct quantitative and qualitative data analyses; report findings formally and informally with awareness of the need to protect confidentially of study participants.
  • Presents program evaluation findings at the curriculum committee and other meetings.
  • Completes local, regional, and national surveys requiring program evaluation data.
  • Provides program evaluation data necessary for the completion of LCME reports.
  • Conducts curricular focus groups when needed for quality improvement of educational research.
  • Works closely with the Director of Educational Research to contribute to the scholarly work of OME by providing support in educational research design, methods, and the analysis of results.
  • Writes methods and results sections on scholarly projects within OME.
  • Remains current on the medical education and program evaluation literature.
  • Teaches the principles of student assessment and test psychometrics to instructional faculty at JABSOM.
  • Attends all OME-required faculty events such as faculty meetings, OME Grand Rounds, OME study hall, and convocation.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree plus 30 credit hours and three years of related work experience as a Junior Specialist or equivalent in educational evaluation and research, research design, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in designing and implementing program evaluation, educational research, and student assessment projects.
  • Knowledge of statistical software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • PhD and three years of related work experience in educational evaluation and research, research design, and quantitative and and qualitative data analysis methodologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation theory, test theory, and methods.
  • Experience in designing and implementing research projects and/or supervising staff in conducting research projects.
  • Experience working in a health related field.
  • Some knowledge of medical terminology.
  • A record of publication in program evaluation or educational research.

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